Kings vs. BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 4 Free NHL Pick: The Los Angeles Kings have yet to lose a game at the Staples Center this year in the playoffs, and they have won 40 of their last 51 home games dating back to the end of the Stanley Cup Finals last year. There aren’t many that come to Tinseltown and walk away with a victory, and that’s what the Chicago Blackhawks are going to try to do in this crucial Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between these teams on Thursday night.

Blackhawks vs. Kings Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Blackhawks vs. Kings Live TV Coverage: NBC Sports Network
NHL Odds: Blackhawks +112 / Kings -118 (Total: 4.5)

The goaltenders in this series have been flat out awesome, and the truth of the matter is that this is a series that is starting to look a heck of a lot like the one that the Kings and the San Jose Sharks played against one another in the Western Conference Semifinals. In fact, home teams have won 11 straight games in which Los Angeles has played. However, this time around, we are going to be playing on the puck-line, as we think that the play on the Blackhawks +1.5 is a slam dunk. Anyone who made that play on Tuesday night was incredibly unlucky, knowing that the Kings buried an empty-netter with right around a half minute left on the clock, and they really didn’t get a deserved result. In this case, we think that G Corey Crawford is going to be really tough to beat. The Kings haven’t proven that they can get consistent pressure on Crawford on a nightly basis, and though at home they have had at least a little more production, firing off 27 shots might not get the job done in the postseason. LA might win this one and get it back to Chicago tied at two games apiece, but even if that does happen, we don’t see the final score featuring a multi-goal victory either way in Game 4.

Free Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 4 Picks: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-280)

 

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